Monday, March 9, 2009

Another Sterling (Rover) on eBay / Craigslist Follow Up

I wasn't going to write about this car because I didn't want people to think I'm obsessed with Sterlings. I've already done two posts about them. I like Sterlings and I'm fascinated by the fact that Rover, when introducing the car, snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory, but I'm not obsessed.

I'm posting this car because of the text in the eBay listing. This car was listed before. I remember it. It's one of those cars that if I didn't live as far away from the seller as you can possibly live and still be a US citizen, I may have bid on. The "Buy It Now" price is only $900.00

It was the last two paragraphs in the listing that made me smile... "Any and all questions or inspection welcome. I won't ship the car to Nigeria, and I really don't want to swap it for a '78 Chevy pickup, but I'll have fun answering your question. :)" and "You're bidding to buy the car, not to come and kick tyres and act all weird when I won't let you take the car 'to test for a couple of days' without payment."

After my recent experience with Craigslist and my Jeep, I can relate. It's truly amazing the number of scammers and strange people who respond to car ads.

But it's not all bad. A man named Jerry called (he was the one who called while I was writing the post about my Craigslist experience) and bought my Jeep. He has the same vehicle with a bad engine. He needed a parts car. Mine was perfect. He paid cash. My Jeep is now officially off the road, and his will soon be back on. The transaction was perfect.

I said I wasn't going to write about the Sterling being offered on eBay, and I won't. BUT, if you want to check it out (and $900.00 is cheap for what you're getting), you can click here to see the listing.

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